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Position descriptions and person specs for accountants

By Steve Evans on Jun 18, 2020

  When a position vacancy arises, it provides an opportunity for you to review the needs and resources of the business and align staff skill sets to initiatives and goals. As part of the review process, an ...

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Audit Senior / Audit Manager Technical Knowledge Test

By Giles Pearson on Jun 04, 2020

Have you ever tried to hire auditors?  After 5+ years of talking to accounting firms about the challenges of hiring experienced accountants, we often hear recruiting managers telling us “We wish you had some...

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Making the most of phone and video interviews

By Steve Evans on May 13, 2020

Making the Most of Phone & Video Interviews  With current times requiring all of us to manage and minimize travel and face-to-face meetings, interviewing candidates on the phone, or using popular video s...

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Referee questions for accounting positions

By Steve Evans on Apr 29, 2020

Referee Questions for Accountants  If you’re going to make reference checking a valuable exercise, you need to interview your referees as effectively as you interview your candidates, using a technique calle...

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Writing A Killer Accountant Job Advertisement

By Steve Evans on Feb 14, 2020

Writing a job ad is just like writing any advertisement. If you take theanalogy that the job is your product and the job seekers are your customers,you need to make a compelling case for why they should take time to applyfor your vacancy when so many employers are competing to get your candidatesattention.

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How To Become Renowned For Being Customer Centric

By Steve Evans on Nov 30, 2019

To become great business and win trust you not only need to provide great service, but you need to be customer-centric in everything you do.

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Take Your Pick: How to Break a Tie Between Two Top-Tier Candidates

By Steve Evans on Nov 22, 2019

It's a great problem to have, but how do you choose between 2 top candidates?

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When AI Fails - Putting A Leading AI Algorithm To The Test

By Giles Pearson on Sep 26, 2019

Can AI replace humans in making decisions in recruitment?  It appears not yet.

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How to Hire a Competent Bookkeeper

By Giles Pearson on Sep 21, 2019

We wrote this article for for the IAB  newsletter to help UK based Bookkeeping Firms hire better bookkeepers

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The high cost of low salaries: why paying a competitive salary is important

By Steve Evans on Sep 21, 2019

Wages may be classed as an operating expense, but like any good investment, strong staff salaries can deliver healthy returns. Your business may have a great product or service but the true strength of the f...

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How Your Company Can Address Its Accounting Technology Needs

By Giles Pearson on Aug 29, 2019

As new accounting technology provides the business world with more strategic insights and innovative tools, as well as improved risk management, accounting and finance professionals are getting swept up in t...

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How to Reject a Candidate as Painlessly as Possible

By Steve Evans on Jul 10, 2019

All too often, when candidates apply for roles, they are never contacted if they are unsuccessful. This can leave them feeling annoyed, especially if they have devoted their time and energy to attend intervi...

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